Former Nebraska State Patrol worker pleads guilty to selling drugs from evidence room
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A former Nebraska State Patrol employee who stole fentanyl and cocaine from an evidence room pleaded guilty on Tuesday.
Anna Idigima, 37, admitted to distributing and possessing cocaine and fentanyl in the plea deal entered in district court.
She will face a minimum of 20 years in prison and is scheduled to be sentenced in May, according to court documents.
On Sept. 24, 2021, Lincoln Police announced the arrests of Idigima, who worked in the patrol’s evidence unit, and her boyfriend, George Weaver Jr.
The arrests came after an investigation into 35 overdoses that resulted in nine deaths, according to police.
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During an audit of the patrol’s evidence facility, investigators discovered that drugs, including cocaine and fentanyl, were missing.
Investigators then traced some of those overdoses back to Idigima and Weaver, who lived together in Lincoln.
The couple were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to distribute 140 grams or more of cocaine and fentanyl.
Weaver pleaded not guilty, according to court documents, and his trial is ongoing.